Apply for planning permission

We deal with waste, minerals and county council developments.

For household, commercial or industrial building works, contact your local council.

You can apply online, on CD or by post. You must send at least 4 paper copies with your application. Your case officer will tell you if you need to send more.

Apply online for a county council development

Use our validation checklists before you submit your application for regulation 3 guidance and to check you've got everything you need.

Contact us if you don't know what type of permission to apply for.

Forms and guidance documents

Send paper applications to Planning Applications, Planning and Environment, 1st floor, Invicta House, County Hall,
Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX.

Full planning permission

Also needed for change of use of land or existing buildings (such as changing farmland into a school playground).

Outline planning permission

Needed if you want to find out whether a development is acceptable in principle.

Reserved matters following outline approval

Needed if you want further details approved (layout, scale, appearance, access and landscaping) once you've had outline planning permission.

Removal, variation or approval of details by condition

Needed if you want to change conditions in a planning application you've already submitted. Conditions are the requirements that may limit, control or direct how the development is carried out.

Extend the time limit for implementation

Needed if you want to change the deadline for starting the development.

Non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission

Needed if you've already had planning permission but want to make small changes such as moving a door or window.

Floodlit sports proposals

Guidance for floodlit sports proposals (PDF, 58.7 KB)

Protecting trees

Protecting trees on development sites (PDF, 107.2 KB)

You can apply online, on CD or by post. You must send at least 4 paper copies with your application. Your case officer will tell you if you need to send more.

Apply online for waste developments

Use our validation checklists before you submit your application to check you've got everything you need.

Forms and guidance documents

Send paper applications to Planning Applications, Planning and Environment, 1st floor, Invicta House, County Hall,
Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX.

Guidance on waste applications (PDF, 44.0 KB)

Full planning permission

Also needed for change of use of land or existing buildings (such as changing farmland into a school playground).

Removal, variation or approval of details by condition

Needed if you want to change conditions in a planning application you've already submitted. Conditions are the requirements that may limit, control or direct how the development is carried out.

Extend the time limit for implementation

Needed if you want to change the deadline for starting the development.

Non-material amendment following a grant of planning permission

Needed if you've already had planning permission but want to make small changes such as moving a door or window.

Lawful Development Certificate

This states that a proposed or existing development or operation can be considered as lawful for planning purposes.

You can apply online, on CD or by post. You must send at least 4 paper copies with your application. Your case officer will tell you if you need to send more.

Apply online for a minerals, oil or gas development

Use our validation checklists before you submit your application to check you've got everything you need.

Forms and guidance documents

Send paper applications to Planning Applications, Planning and Environment, 1st floor, Invicta House, County Hall,
Maidstone, Kent ME14 1XX.

Guidance on mineral applications (PDF, 39.4 KB)

Minerals application forms

Download the minerals application form (PDF, 89.1 KB).

Download the certification and ownership form (PDF, 110.1 KB).

Oil and gas application forms

Download the form to apply for permission to extract onshore oil and gas (PDF, 111KB).

Download the help notes on filling in the oil and gas extraction form (PDF, 64KB).